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Lane Carlock is thrilled to be back on stage at Actors Express in this amazing play! Lane is an Atlanta native who has the pleasure of working with notable theatres such as the Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Synchronicity and Theatrical Outfit, where she is an artistic associate. A recognizable face on camera for the past two decades, her recent TV/Film credits include hosting the syndicated Hot Topics, as well as appearing in Powers, Complications, Necessary Roughness, Being Mary Jane, Drop Dead Diva, Scary Movie 5 and the upcoming film Dirty Grandpa with Robert DeNiro. Lane co-wrote the play Moxie (a 2014 Reiser Atlanta Artist’s Lab development grant recipient) which will have its world premiere with Theatrical Outfit in January 2016.

Sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Love! Art! Revolution! A passionate young director fights for the future of his art while competing with a famous novelist for the affections of a beautiful young actress. His mother, an aging Hollywood star, struggles with fading youth and her lover’s wandering eye. And through it all, everyone discovers the disappointments and joys of life and love. In its Atlanta premiere, this award-winning play by Aaron Posner (My Name is Asher Lev) hilariously smashes the absolute fuck out of Anton Chekhov’s classic The Seagull.

Hosting Hot Topics on WSBTV

Hot Topics covers the top stories in the world of entertainment and Hollywood, from celebrity gossip to show business. This fall, Hot Topics will be hosted by Lane Carlock while the usual host, Heather Catlin, is out on maternity leave.

Lane Carlock to Perform at Theatrical Outfit!

Lane CarlockLane is thrilled to perform in this dramatic comedy where two plain as-potatoes sisters of the Roman Catholic persuasion forget all about Southern charm when a peppy evangelical Christian comes to their door. “If you’re nice to them, they just keep coming back,” one sister tells the other. “They’re just like cats.”

“Remarkably entertaining 90-minute
rumination on faith and the hereafter.”
– CurtainUp

The Savannah Disputation
will be running
August 21, 2014 – September 7, 2014.

Alliance Extends Atlanta Artist Lab

The Atlanta Artists Lab, a new-projects program designed to give metro artists a home, funding and a future will continue. Showcase performances can be seen Aug. 8-9. The Artist Lab inaugural year’s winners include:

MOXIE. Actors and writers Brian Kurlander and Lane Carlock have teamed with director-dramaturg Elisa Carlson.

Moxie is the story of an unfinished, handmade book – compiled, written, and illustrated by an American marine and father serving in Afghanistan. The Book of Moxie becomes lost when the Marine is gravely injured, and the book then travels from war-torn tribal Afghanistan, to a chic yet dilapidated Parisian apartment, on to the slums of India, and finally lands in a gritty American inner-city school. Moxie not only inspires those who come in contact with it to share their own stories, but also acts as a reminder of the power of storytelling, the potency of words, and strength of the connectedness that we all share.

Lane Reviewed in The Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Theater review: Performances transcend material in Aurora comedy.

LaLa Cochran and Lane Carlock, two of Atlanta’s more reliable acting talents, fly high in Aurora Theatre’s “Walter Cronkite Is Dead,” an otherwise pedestrian comedy (by Joe Calarco) about two disparate women whose paths cross in an airport lounge.


Lane – Artistic Associate for Theatrical Outfit

A native Atlantan, Lane has spent her career building her reputation as the go-to talent for local, regional, and national companies – and has been principal in over 300 commercials, corporate videos, and industrial films in the last 15 years. Examples include: Delta Airlines, Rooms To Go, KitchenAid, Little Debbie, Chevrolet, Southwest Airlines, Ford, Cintas, Georgia Pacific, and Napa Auto Parts. She is an ear-prompter pro and specializes in teleprompter cold reading on camera. Lane has also been a recognizable voice on HGTV Network, as well as numerous TV and radio commercials. Visit Theatrical Outfit

Lane has also worked repeatedly as a TV host on “Atlanta’s Best New Homes”, “Compendium”, “Dollars and Sense” on the Discovery Network, and Cablevision’s “Get ClarkSmart.” Recently, Lane has appeared on the USA Network’s series “Necessary Roughness,” and BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” and she was a lead in the web series “High Rise.” Film credits include Scary Movie 5, Once Upon a Jedi, and The Other Side.

Lane’s real passion is live performance, however, and she has enjoyed working with such notable theatres as: Actors Express, Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Theatre in the Square, SketchWorks, Stage Door, Synchronicity Theatre, and, of course, Theatrical Outfit. This fall you can find her in the 2-person play Walter Cronkite is Dead at Aurora Theatre.

Lane has also spent a good deal of her professional life working behind the microphone or camera in writing and producing. Early in her career, Lane had worked for legendary heritage channel WSB Radio in Atlanta; she produced content and screened “The Home Town Radio Show” with Gary McKee and Larry Munson, “The Neal Boortz Show”, and “The Clark Howard Show”.

In 2006, with young children in tow, Lane founded Lane Carlock Productions and executive produced, wrote, directed, and coordinated production on 20 episodes of the series “Get ClarkSmart” for Cablevision. Recently Lane co-founded Nancy Creek Productions and is currently working on two projects: a play called Suzy Cream Cheese Goes Inpatient and a play/screenplay called MOXIE.

Earning a coveted acting scholarship, Lane first attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. After 2 years in the BFA in Acting program, Lane decided to transfer to the University of Georgia in Athens, GA to concentrate on Broadcasting. She graduated magna cum laude with ABJ degree in Broadcast News from the prestigious Grady School.

Lane has two children, Stephi and Grant, and is also step-mom to Rebecca. She has been married to her husband, Clark Howard, for over 17 years – married the day the Braves won the World Series!

Walter Cronkite is Dead

Walter Cronkite is DeadWhen a thunderstorm shuts down the entire East Coast, Patty, a chatty, blue-collar Southerner and Margaret, a reserved, educated Washingtonian, sit and wait. Forced together, the strangers share a bottle of wine to pass the time. This insightful comedy demonstrates what might be possible if people from opposite sides of the aisle could stop shouting and take even one night to listen.

Upon entering the theatre, audience members will be asked to choose a button out of a bag. The button will either be “red” or “blue” and will signify which political party that person supports for the duration of the show. (Don’t worry, audience members can switch back to their party of choice following the play.) Because this comedy is sure to encourage lively debate, Aurora Theatre will keep the bar open after the show.

Who Was Walter Cronkite?

WalterWalter Cronkite (1916–2009) presided over the CBS Evening News program during the golden age of television news. In an opinion poll of the time, he was named “the most trusted man in America.” Back in those days there were only three commercial networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) and PBS. Liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, everyone watched Walter Cronkite. To this day, the mention of his name invokes immense respect and reverence in the hearts of Americans who witnessed his career. Quite a different television news landscape from today’s plethora of channel choices and ideological messages driven by opinion-based “news.” But, in Cronkite’s own words, “that’s the way it is.”

Lane in ‘Simply Buckhead’

Simply BuckheadLane Carlock - Simply BuckheadLane appears in ‘Simply Buckhead’.

Buckhead resident Lane Carlock Howard has managed to balance marriage and family life with a career as a commercial and voiceover actor. Now she’s making time for theatre, too.

“My husband [Clark Howard] always teases me that I need to be like six people because there are so many different things that I want to do”

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